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Police: Woman assaulted minor at Derby Elementary School

DERBY LINE — A 46-year-old woman from Derby Line is facing charges after police say she assaulted a minor at a local elementary school. On Monday, police say they were contacted regarding an assault that took place at the Derby Elementary School. “A subsequent investigation revealed that North Country Supervisory Union employee, 46-year-old Kimberly A.… Keep Reading


Driver injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby

DERBY — A driver was injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby early Sunday morning. At around 12:00 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash, near exit 28. Zachary Paradowski, 24, of Newport, was headed south when his 2016 Subaru Forester struck a deer in the roadway, police say. The vehicle received extensive… Keep Reading


Derby man facing charges after hit-and-run

DERBY — Police say they took a 79-year-old Derby man into custody last night after he crashed into another vehicle, and then fled the scene. At around 7:00 p.m. police were notified that a 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been involved in a rear-end collision on Route 5 in Derby, near the I-91 on-ramps. The Jeep… Keep Reading

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Police: Island Pond residents busted with 1,418 bags of heroin

HARTFORD — Three Island Pond residents are facing drug trafficking charges after being picked up by police yesterday. The Vermont Drug Task Force says they have recently been conducting a heroin investigation in Essex County. As a result of the investigation, Vermont State troopers stopped a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 in Hartford, at around… Keep Reading

Gregory Douglass returns to Haskell Opera House, Tod Pronto opening

DERBY LINE — On Saturday, April 1, musician Gregory Douglass will take the stage at the Haskell Opera House, with singer/songwriter Tod Pronto opening the show. After a recent spotlight on NPR’s Morning Edition, Douglass has been coined “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.” According to OUT Magazine, his evocative, alternative sound blend “Rufus Wainwright’s… Keep Reading


Fire destroys Newport home

NEWPORT — A Newport City home was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night. At around 8:45 p.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene, located at 54 Raymond Avenue. Authorities say they found the residence unoccupied at the time, and the fire had already heavily engulfed the garage and home. The… Keep Reading


Vermont blizzard and significant snowstorm update

WATERBURY – A Blizzard Warning for the Champlain Valley of Vermont and Winter Storm Warning for the remainder of Vermont are still active and will be into tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts a minimum of 18-inches of snow in most areas of Vermont with two feet or more in some spots. The Vermont State… Keep Reading


Tragic crash takes life of Newport man, Derby woman

LOWELL — Two Orleans County residents were killed in a tragic two-car collision that took place in Lowell on Monday. Police say 45-year-old Gordon Farrar, of Newport, was traveling northbound on Vermont 100, when his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound 2008 Dodge Caliber, being driven by Joanne Nolin,… Keep Reading


Two killed in Lowell car crash

LOWELL — A car crash this morning in Lowell claimed two lives and shut down part of Vermont Route 100, just north of the Lowell-Eden town line. Police say the accident was a head-on collision, and that both drivers were killed. A spokesman for the Vermont State Police says that identification of the victims is… Keep Reading


Early morning crash on Western Avenue in Newport

NEWPORT — The Newport Police responded to a motor vehicle crash this morning that involved a tractor-trailer on Western Avenue. The incident took place at approximately 7:45 a.m. Police say that an 18-year-old male in a Chevy Cobalt was traveling on Mount Vernon Street and attempted to turn right on Western Avenue, when his car… Keep Reading


Inmate in Newport prison dies after apparent suicide attempt

NEWPORT — Authorities say the inmate who attempted suicide at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport last week, has died. At around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Joshua Bittner, 26, of Fairfax was found hanging in his cell. Police say their initial investigation shows that Bittner’s injuries were self-inflicted, but they are continuing to investigate the… Keep Reading


Two-car crash on I-91 in Newport

NEWPORT — A two-car crash took place on I-91 in Newport this morning. At around 8:00 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene, located near mile marker 170 on I-91 North. Both lanes of travel were temporarily blocked, and visibility was limited at the time due to gusting wind. According to police, Melanie Butler, 41,… Keep Reading


Police: Suicide attempt at Newport prison

NEWPORT — An inmate at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport is in critical condition after authorities say he tried to commit suicide on Thursday. At around 10 p.m. police were notified by the Department of Corrections staff of an inmate that had been found hanging in his cell by a cellmate. Staff at… Keep Reading


Brownington man dies after car crash in Barton

BARTON — Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Barton Saturday afternoon. At around 3:45 p.m. police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Tarbox Hill Road, just north of Postman Lane in Barton. The driver was identified as 73-year-old David C. Yanacheak. Police say he was the only occupant in the… Keep Reading

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